Monday, the 29th of September, 2014 is the 272th day in 2014 and in the 40th calendar week.
General Events:
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International Coffee Day
September 29, 2014 in the World
International Coffee Day takes place on September 29, 2014. International Coffee Day is an annual event observed in a handful of countries for the celebration and enjoyment of the popular beverage coffee. This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers.
On this day, many businesses around the world offer free or discounted cups of coffee. Some businesses share coupons and special deals with their loyal followers via social networking. Some greeting card companies sell National Coffee Day greeting cards, as well as free e-cards to help celebrate the occasion. While the exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown, many countries around the world participate in this event.
Coffee is a brewed beverage prepared from the roasted seeds of several species of an evergreen shrub of the genus Coffea. Coffee is slightly acidic and can have a stimulating effect on humans because of its caffeine content. It is one of the most consumed drinks in the world.
Many studies have examined the health effects of coffee, and whether the overall effects of coffee consumption are positive or negative has been widely disputed. The majority of recent research suggests that moderate coffee consumption is benign or mildly beneficial in healthy adults. However, coffee can worsen the symptoms of some conditions, such as anxiety.
Where is Coffee Day?
Worldwide
Confucius Day 2014
September 29, 2014 in the World
Confucius Day is celebrated on September 29, 2014. It honors one of the world’s greatest philosophers. Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. The philosophy of Confucius emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.
His followers competed successfully with many other schools during the Hundred Schools of Thought era only to be suppressed in favor of the Legalists during the Qin Dynasty. Following the victory of Han over Chu after the collapse of Qin, Confucius’s thoughts received official sanction and were further developed into a system known as Confucianism.
Confucius is traditionally credited with having authored or edited many of the Chinese classic texts including all of the Five Classics, but modern scholars are cautious of attributing specific assertions to Confucius himself. Aphorisms concerning his teachings were compiled in the Analects, but only many years after his death.
Confucius’s principles had a basis in common Chinese tradition and belief. He championed strong family loyalty, ancestor worship, respect of elders by their children of husbands by their wives. He also recommended family as a basis for ideal government. He espoused the well-known principle “Do not do to others what you do not want done to yourself”, an early version of the Golden Rule.
Where is Confucius Day?
Worldwide
National VFW Day (Veterans of Foreign Wars)
September 29, 2014 in the USA
National VFW Day is celebrated annually on September 29. This day is devoted to the VFW organization and it’s members who have served our nation.
The VFW was established on September 29, 1899 by a group of veterans from the Spanish-American war. It has since grown to be the nation’s largest group of combat veterans. They continue “to honor the dead by helping the living.” The VFW promote patriotism, good will and youth scholarships. They also provide military assistance and community service programs, promote youth activities and volunteer many hours in their local communities.
Honor the VFW members and veterans in your community. Let them know that you appreciate the sacrifices they have made for all of us.
VFW – Veterans of Foreign Wars: http://www.vfw.org/home/
Where is National VFW Day?
Nationwide USA
Inventors’ Day in Argentina
September 29, 2014 in Argentina
Inventors’ Day in Argentina is celebrated on September 29, 2014. The Inventors’ Day in Argentina has been celebrated since 1986 and is held yearly on September 29, the birthday of the inventor of the ballpoint pen, László József Bíró.
Where is Inventors’ Day in Argentina?
Nationwide Argentina
Historical Events on 29th September:
522 BC – Darius I of Persia kills Magian usurper Gaumâta, securing his hold as king of the Persian Empire.
61 BC – Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.
1567 – War of Religion breaks out in France – Huguenots try to kidnap king Charles IX
1793 – Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine
1829 – London’s Metropolitan Police Force goes on duty (Scotland Yard)
1885 – The first practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England.
1898 – French troops reach Guinea & Sudan, Samori caught
1906 – US intervenes in Cuba ousts dictator Estrada Palma
1911 – Italy declares war on Turkey, starting the Italo-Turkish War
1913 – The Treaty of Constantinople between Turkey and Bulgaria restores peace; the Turks recover Adrianople and Maritza River line
1916 – John D Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire.
1925 – Greek republican constitution enforced
1950 – Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
1963 – “My Favorite Martian” starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
1966 – Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
1967 – Intl Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
1971 – Cyclone & tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000
1977 – Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
1983 – 1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act
1985 – “MacGyver” starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV
1988 – UN peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize
1996 – Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
2004 – The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.